Births, Marriages, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships & Deaths

The Oakland Registrar of Vital Statistics maintains vital records of births, marriages, re-marriages, civil unions, re-affirmations of civil unions, domestic partnerships and deaths that have occurred in OaklandVital records are considered highly confidential documents and may be be accessed only by eligible parties via an application process

Sandra Steele, Certified Municipal Registrar
Phone: 201-337-8111 X2018
Email
Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm


Applying for a Non-Geneological (Certified) Copy of an Oakland Vital Record


Steps to Apply and Application for a Non-Genealogical (Certified) Copy of a birth, marriage, re-marriage, civil union, re-affirmation of a civil union or a domestic partnership certificate. 

NOTE:  If you require a Non-Geneological (Certified) Copy with an Apostille Seal, you must obtain the document through the New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics and Registry and indicate that you require an Apostille Seal when ordering.


Applying for a Marriage, Re-Marriage, Civil Union or Re-Affirmation of a Civil Union License in Oakland


State Requirements:  NJ Department of Health - Vital Statistics

To apply in Oakland, one of the following two requirements must be met:

  1. The ceremony must be taking place in New Jersey and at least one applicant must reside in Oakland. (Note: If both applicants are New Jersey residents, application may be made in the town where either party resides. One applicant must provide proof of Oakland residency. Only a valid photo driver’s license is accepted as proof of residency.)
  2. The ceremony is taking place in Oakland and both applicants live out of state. (Note: The license will only be valid for use in Oakland in this case).

Fees:

There are two fees, a State fee ($25.00) and a Local fee ($3.00). Fees may be paid in cash with exact change or with separate checks, made payable to: Borough of Oakland.

Application:

Applications are accepted by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Call 201-337-8111 X2018 to schedule an appointment. It is not necessary to complete an Application in advance. The application process takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Applicants may download an application through the following link and complete it at home, if desired. Please be sure to print legibly.

Application for a Marriage, Re-marriage, Civil Union or Re-affirmation of a Civil Union License


Domestic Partnerships


State Requirements:  NJ Department of Health - Vital Statistics

Where to obtain an Affadavit:

Couples wishing to enter into a Domestic Partnership may obtain the required Affidavit of Domestic Partnership from a registrar in any New Jersey municipality and may file the Affidavit with a registrar in any New Jersey municipality. The Oakland Registrar registers Domestic Partnerships by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Call 201-337-8111 X2018 to schedule an appointment.

Fees:

There is no fee for the Affadavit itself. There are two fees due when the Affidavit is filed ($25.00 State fee and $3.00 Local fee). If the Affidavit is filed in Oakland, the fees may be paid with exact change or with separate checks, made payable to: Borough of Oakland.


Genealogical Searches

The Oakland Registrar of Vital Statistics does not conduct genealogical searches or issue Certifications of Genealogical records. For this service, go to NJ Department of Health - Vital Statistics and Registry